Soccer betting predictions for Portugal – Spain
The big derby in group B of the World Cup 2018 between the national teams of Portugal – Spain is still in the first round of the group stage. Will things go as many expect and on 15 June Spain will make a major step to the first place or will the Portuguese team prove its champion of Euro 2016?
Portugal will have great confidence in the 2018 World Cup in Russia after winning the European Championship in the summer of 2016. Moreover, they beat the strong team of France to become European champions for the first time. Portugal has been a bronze medalist in 1966 world championships, and in the last half century there is only one semifinal of the Mondiale 2016. Four years ago, the team dropped out of the group and will now try not to expose itself again.
The unexpected success of Euro 2016 led to the fact that no one should underestimate Portugal at the World Cup 2018. The team’s chances are rising sharply after having one of the best players in the world – Cristiano Ronaldo. Many of the young players in the team gained confidence in the leading European clubs, so Portugal will be among the strong teams of the World Cup 2018, and they have a proven bench specialist such as Fernando Santos who reached Greece with the 1/8 final of World Cup 2014.
Spain has new strengths and ambitions for success. The weak performance of the team in Brazil 4 years ago has begun major changes in the team. Houllen Lopethegi replaced Vicente Del Bosque as coach, while players like David Via and Fernando Torres put an end to their national team. However, Spain has top class masters such as David Silva, Sergio Ramos, Isco and David de Gea, with whom they can claim a world championship in Russia. As a conclusion we will add that Spain has Andres Iniesta, who has two European titles and one World Cup. In my opinion, Iniesta will lead the Spaniards to victory against Portugal and they will start with three points in the World Cup 2018.
Good Luck with our soccer betting predictions for the World Cup 2018.